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I have a Bold on Vodafone UK with the Telmap sat nav facility incorporated which I'm finding incredibly slow to use and wonder what other people think?
Prior to this I had a Curve also with the Telmap sat nav on it which was great - it was quick, generally acquiring satellites almost immediately and downloading rapidly, but the Bold seems to take much longer. Often it will take minutes (the record is about ten minutes so far) for it to "acquire satellites" for an initial position fix and then when it does it makes a lot of errors in navigation too, changing its mind and throwing in stupid instructions, almost as if its lost its bearings.
This is definately not my phone specifically as I have now had three Bolds from Vodafone over the past month or so and each does exactly the same.
I also noticed that if you go to the GPS function in the phone and refresh it this can take several minutes too.
As I say, the sat nav with the Curve was not like this - it acquired satellites for a position fix, downloaded much quicker and it also very rarely, indeed almost never, gave stupid instructions.
I'm finding this very frustrating and would appreciate thoughts / advice of other users.